Google India Launches Landmark based Driving Directions for Maps

Routeguru was the early entrant in landmark based driving direction service and while, several other companies followed (like Yahoo) the ‘route’, none of them were able to create a useful service (all of them had a regional strength and lacked pan India presence).

Google took the UGC approach earlier (with Map Maker) and even launched driving directions service, few months back. The company has now launched landmark based driving service (and also included navigational landmarks on mobile phone), which is primarily driven by the data collected via map maker service.

This effort was possible thanks to the large amount of landmark data that users like you contributed through Google Map Maker. Our new algorithm determines from available signals, which of these landmarks are most useful for navigation, based on importance and closeness to the turns that you’re making. We now combine landmark data, counted turns ("the 2nd right"), intersection names, and road names, and try to use whatever information is most relevant and useful for the direction you’re heading in. – official blog

direction-lm-ex[1] Give Google’s landmark based driving direction a spin and share your feedback.

Also read: Review of Navteq India Maps | Reliance Launches BigMaps on it’s GSM network

Total
0
Shares
Leave a Reply

Sign Up to Newsletter

Daily.

You May Also Like

Apple Products Will Get Greener: Steps Up Renewable Energy Use In China

The company has announced a new multi-year partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to protect as much as 1 million acres of forest land. The company also wants to significantly reduce carbon emissions from its manufacturing facilities in China, and will turn to renewable sources as it has for stores, data centers, etc. The announcement comes three weeks after Apple launched its first major solar energy project in China.